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Stomach problems

TraciTraci Posts: 93
edited 06/11/2012 - 1:47 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had a 2 level PLIF on 9/16 about 10 days ago. I am on lorab 10 and soma for pain. I was on soma and lortab 7.5 prior to surgery. I have had my gall badder removed 18 months ago and really my bowels have not been the same - sorta loose even with pain meds - but since this surgery I did not have a bm for about 5 days and now they won't stop. I feel dehydrated - sorta like a stomach virus thingy - but I wondered if anyone had this problem after surgery. I thought that maybe the gallbladder is having a hard time getting rid of the anesthesia or something?


  • I hope you didn't pick up a bug or something. Drink Gatorade if you have some or juices, broth or clear fluids and jello and get checked out by your Dr. if you're still sick tomorrow especially if you can't keep anything down you're bound to be dehydrated and may need some IV fluids and find out what's going on. Hope you're feeling better. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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